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Hundreds of COVID-19 Test Kits Damaged During Shipment to Local Health Department

The setback hurts the health department’s ability to expand testing

Hundreds of COVID-19 test kits were deemed unusable after they were damaged during shipment to the Summit County Health Department.

Health Commissioner Donna Skoda tells FOX 8 that the tests were returned to the state, but the setback hurts the local health department’s ability to expand its testing at a time when it may be needed the most.

The kits are shipped packed in styrofoam which is then supposed to be placed in a cardboard container. For these 800 test kits the styrofoam was not placed in a box.

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